An Opportunistic Wireless Charging System Design for an On-Demand Shuttle Service

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Abstract

System right-sizing is critical to implementation of in-motion wireless power transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles. This study introduces a modeling tool, WPTSim, which uses one-second speed, location, and road grade data from an on-demand employee shuttle in operation to simulate the incorporation of WPT at fine granularity. Vehicle power and state of charge are simulated over the drive cycle to evaluate potential system designs. The required battery capacity is determined based on the rated power at a variable number of charging locations. Adding just one WPT location can more than halve the battery capacity needed. Many configurations are capable of being self sustaining with WPT, while others benefit from supplemental stationary charging.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Jul 2016
Event2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2016 - Dearborn, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDearborn
Period27/06/1629/06/16

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5400-66090 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5400-67502

Keywords

  • in-route charging
  • plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)
  • quasi-static charging
  • wireless power transfer (WPT)

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